In recent years, SalzburgerLand has developed into a real triathlon stronghold. Here, there are not only some of the best competitions for far and wide, but also the perfect training conditions in all three sports. Because, where else can you find the ideal conditions for running, cycling and swimming in a relatively compact space?
No wonder, then, that not only are the best events here through the lakes, valleys and mountains, but also some of the sport’s top athletes call SalzburgerLand their home. But, of course the sport would not be much without the right infrastructure. You will find here not only perfect training facilities, but also hotels and guest-houses which specialise in looking after triathlon guests. There are restaurants with menus specifically tailored to the needs of triathletes and you will also enjoy all the facilities that are required for training and competition success.
In this sense: grab your road bike, running shoes and swimming gear, and experience in SalzburgerLand a triathlon season which is second to none.
The Triathlon Highlights in SalzburgerLand
This triathlon in Saalfelden from 25th to 27th May, 2018 is an incredibly popular event with participants and spectators alike. This is partly as a result of the breath-taking route which takes in almost unbroken spectacular views of the Alps. But also the programme of events ensures that there is something for everyone, and every year brings about its new challenges. You can just tell that this sport is integral to this area.
The Wolfgangsee Challenge is one of the most challenging competitions of the entire season and demands everything from its participants. On 9th and 10th June, 2018 this Cross-Triathlon (X-Challenge = National Championship) takes place in the beautiful area around the Wolfgangsee Lake. The event consists of a regulardistance as well as a sprint distance, a team aquathlon, an Olympic distance, and a sprint distance triathlon.
Top Race Uttendorf
The cross triathlon takes place in June in Uttendorf in Pinzgau. You can expect 600m swimming, 19km biking and 7.8km running over hill and dale. Participants must have stamina and be incredibly fit. Regardless of whether runners are at the top of their game or just setting themselves a personal challenge, the spectators cheer every participant along and help them reach the end.
As well as being an incredibly challenging triathlon, the SOCIAL MAN serves as a fundraising event in July for young parathletes and socially disadvantaged people. Expect a 5km swim, 185km bike ride and 25km mountain run with 4,900 m altitude, all of which make it one of the hardest one-day long-distance triathlons worldwide. The start is at Grundlsee in Styria, and the finish line is at Hochtor on the border between Salzburg and Carinthia, near to the Grossglockner.
The Trumer Triathlon and festival from 20th to 22nd July, 2018 has so much going for it. You can swim through the wonderful Lake Obertrum, take a hilly bike ride through the Salzburg Lake District and end up on the challenging runthrough and around Obertrum. What more could you possibly want from your triathlon? The fringe programme rounds this event off and makes it truly one of the highlights on SalzburgerLand’s event calendar.
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun
On 26th August, 2018 the crème-de-la-crème of the triathlon world will meet for the Ironman 70.3 surrounded by the highest mountains in Austria and the lush gentle hills of the region. This particular event separates the wheat from the chaff. Here, 35 slots are reserved for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship but before you can secure a place, you’ll need to complete 1.9km swimming, 90km cycling and 21.1km running. No problem? Sign yourself up straight away!